Friday, September 17, 2010

Vacation best and worst

While I'm waiting for Patrick to finish another awesome video/picture thing capturing the highlights of our recent vacation in Ocean City, MD (one of the reasons I didn't post for a week...), I'll give lists of our best and worst moments of no particular order...

1.  Adeline was brave enough to WANT to go on the kiddy roller coaster and ferris wheel!!!  For my scared-of-her-shadow baby girl, this was HUGE!  She laughed the whole time.  It was awesome.  When she got off the ferris wheel...."Mommy, it tickled my belly!"
2.  Adeline's excitement about riding the bus to the boardwalk.
3.  Flying a kite on the beach.
4.  Ice cream....often....frequently with large spoonfuls of vanilla with rainbow sprinkles.
5.  Camille chasing the seagulls while saying "Quack!"  (which is, of course, what all birds say).
6.  Reading TWO entire coming.
7.  Doing a 1000 piece round puzzle with Patrick.
8.  Adeline with her chin propped on her elbow on top of my dad's head while watching a ventriloquist on the boardwalk.
9.  Having grandma and paw paw with us for two days....which also includes help with the girls and the AWESOME dinner my mom made for us.
10.  The playground areas on the beach by the boardwalk.
11.  Adeline getting brave enough to splash at the edge in the ocean.
12.  The AMAZING sunset we watched.
13.  Standing on the beach watching "Earl" which really turned into a windy day that produced some super cool waves.
14.  Making memories.

1.  Adeline throwing up (which she's never done before in her 3 1/2 years)....luckily it was the morning of the hurricane, and we planned to stay in all day anyway.  It didn't seem to phase her.  She took a 2 1/2 hour nap that day (which NEVER happens anymore), but then she felt fine.  The next day, she was back to herself and eating regular food.
2.  The girls screaming for 45 min after hauling all we could carry the first time we took them to the beach until we finally threw in the towel and made it a pool day.
3.  The Salada's getting sick and not being able to join us.
4.  The smoke detectors in our condo that WOULD NOT STOP GOING OFF at 10:30 pm.  The girls were sleeping, and Patrick and I were reading on the balcony.  It was amazing, but the girls slept through the whole thing, and it was LOUD!  Patrick ran to the store so we could change the batteries in all FIVE of the alarms.
5.  The smoke detectors going off AGAIN at 7:30 am.  This time we disconnected them all.


Mari said...

The bests sound great! The worsts? I can't believe Adeline made it so long without vomiting - that's a bummer on vacation. The smoke alarms sounds like a nightmare!

Christie said...

Gotta love the fire alarms! Glad you had fun!

krista said...

WOW! 3 1/2 years w/out throw up? I'm glad it was over quickly.

Looking forward to Patrick's video savy-ness. Glad you had a great vacation all things considered.

Kara said...

That sounds like a typical vacation. There is always lots of bad mixed in with lots of wonderful. The life of having kids. :-) Glad you were able to get away with your family and enjoy such a special time!

Muthering Heights said...

It sounds like a great getaway...despite the snags! :)

Anonymous said...

Wow, first time she ever threw up? Oh the stories I could tell you about my girls.

Your vacation sounds wonderful. I'm excited to fly to Dallas next week and be with 2 of my 3 girls :D